India vs Pakistan: Five most heated moments on the cricket field

first_imgIndia and Pakistan cricket clashes in any part of the world have always been high-octane affairs. The two cricketing giants renew their rivalry when India and Pakistan face off at the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on June 4.There’s no doubt that the India-Pakistan clash will light up the mega event in England and Wales with supporters of both teams set to paint Birmingham ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’.India’s record against Pakistan in limited-overs cricket off late has been really impressive. Out of the contested seven matches since the 2012 bilateral series, which Pakistan won, the Men in Blue have come out on top on six occasions.The bilateral cricket between the two teams has been stalled for quite some time now due to political tensions and cross border terrorism and they meet only at the multi-team tournaments hosted by the International Cricket Council or the Asian Cricket Council.The two teams last met at the ICC World Twenty20 in March 2016. However, it has been over two years since India and Pakistan clashed in an ODI. They met at the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in which India outclassed Pakistan by 76 runs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s majestic hundred.In Champions Trophy, Pakistan lead India 2-1 but it was MS Dhoni’s team that won when the last time these two sides collided in 2013.The clashes in the past have seen a few controversies with players from both ends getting involved in ugly on-field spats.Here’s a look at the few on-field heated moments between India and Pakistan:advertisementMORE VS MIANDAD1992 — Javed Miandad acrobatically imitated an over-enthusiastic Kiran More during India vs Pakistan match in the 1992 World Cup in Sydney. More appealed for a run out leaping up and down that made Miandad furious. Miandad then turned towards More and the two exchanged a few words. The next ball, More again flipped the bails off but Miandad, who survived the run out again, this time imitated More jumping up and down.SOHAIL VS PRASAD1996 — Chasing 288 for a win in the quarter-final, Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail gave Pakistan a solid start. While Anwar fell for 48, Sohail continued with his aggression and probably paid the price of that. He hit Venkatesh Prasad for a four and signalled “go fetch that”. A fired up Prasad clean bowled the Pakistan opener next ball and gave him a send off.GAMBHIR VS AFRIDI2007 — Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi were involved in an ugly spat in Kanpur during the third ODI of Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007. The umpire had to intervene frayed tempers.GAMBHIR VS KAMRAN AKMAL2010 — Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal nearly came to blows during the drinks break in an Asia Cup game at Dambulla. Chasing 268 for a win, Gambhir struck 83 but the game was marred when Kamran Akmal’s confident appeal for a caught behind was denied by the umpire. Later in the drinks break a furious Akmal was seen engaging with Gambhir but umpires and captain MS Dhoni, who was on the other end, intervened to calm things down.HARBHAJAN VS AKHTAR2010 — Harbhajan Singh and Shoiab Akhtar were involved in an ugly onfield spat after the Turbanator hit the Rawalpindi Express for a massive six in an Asia Cup match in Dambulla. Harbhajan played a heroic knock in a tense chase and won the match for India with a six off Mohammad Amir.last_img read more